Do you see yourself playing again in the NBA?
Richard Hamilton: “Yeah, yeah. I think for me, personally, I have to see how my body responds after the summer. I want to play another year and hopefully get an opportunity to play on a team with a chance to win a title. … I’ve had a couple calls from teams.”
via David Alarcon of HoopsHype
Last offseason, the Chicago Bulls waived Richard Hamilton and he became an unrestricted free agent. Surprisingly, he remained unsigned for the entire 2013-14 season and it seemed like his career might be over.
Now, Hamilton says that he decided to take that time off to be around his family and let his body heal. He also used this time to see if he wanted to continue playing.
He says he received interest from several teams, but that he wanted to take a year off. He admitted that he considered retirement, but says that he wants to play one more season before hanging ‘em up for good.
Hamilton says that a number of teams have expressed interest in him this summer and he hinted that he would be willing to play for the veteran’s minimum since he “made a whole lot of money in my career.”
He wants to join a contender, if possible. It remains to be seen where he’ll land, but the desire to continue playing is still there. He has averaged 16.5 points per game over the course of his 14-year career.